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Dr. Sarah Payne

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
CAV 111
LC Box 602
(318) 487-7607

About Dr. Payne:

-B.S. Chemistry, Milligan College, Milligan College, TN, 2004
-Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2010

Dr. Payne has been teaching chemistry for nearly a decade. In her graduate work she studied luminescence instrumentation and photochemistry and she has authored several papers on the subject. Before coming to Louisiana College she was the Education and Public Outreach Coordinator for the NSF sponsored Center for Chemistry of the Universe and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia. As part of this program she administrated a research experience for undergraduates that focused on encouraging young underrepresented minorities in chemistry, physics and astronomy.

Dr. Payne came to Louisiana College in 2011 and currently holds the standing of Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Her current academic interests include: luminescence instrumentation, art conservation science, food science, chemistry education, and history of chemistry and chemists.

Dr. Payne is married to Christopher who is currently completing his history degree at LC. Dr. Payne has lots of interests outside of academia including: cooking, hiking, reading, swimming, woodworking, sewing, crafting, flower arranging, and entertaining.

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